Twp. board rejects latest list of tax reverted properties

FLINT TWP. — A vacant residential lot in the award-winning Crystalwood Condominiums community off Beecher Road is among 78 foreclosed properties in the township possibly headed for the auction block in September. The Emeraldwood Trail lot is currently listed as tax delinquent by the Genesee County Treasurer’s Office whose records show that about $2,500 in taxes and fees have gone […]


Nearly 300 Carman-Ainsworth High School seniors graduated in a ceremony June 5 at Perani Arena. They listened to a poetic history recapping their underclassmen years, watched video highlights set to the tune of their Class Song, “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons and presented their Class Gift — a Student of the Month display case. They heard words of encouragement and […]

Twp. to start ‘no soliciting’ list

FLINT TWP. — Residents and business owners who don’t want solicitors knocking on their door may soon be able to sign up for a prohibited list kept by the township clerk. An amendment to the township’s ordinance dealing with peddlers and solicitors licenses passed first reading at the June 2 board meeting and is due for second reading an adoption […]

Bishop launches nonstop service to Chicago

FLINT TWP. — A ribbon-cutting and water cannon salute launched United Express jet service last Thursday from Bishop International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. “The addition of these jets marks the first time in the history of our airport that we will be an all-jet operation,’’ said Pat Corfman, airport director of marketing and public relations, in a press […]

In brief

Getting it right FLINT TWP. —Township budgeted expenses exceeded revenues in 2013 by about $700,000. An incorrect amount was reported in the audit story published in the June 5 edition. — R.S. Walking the dog for a good cause FLINT TWP. — Prizes will be offered for the best dressed dog, best trick, longest tail, shortest tail, biggest and smallest […]

Yes he can!

McLaren Flint honors employee, announces recycling partnership with Coca Cola

FLINT —Terry Striggow of Holly, a 36-year employee of McLaren Flint, is proof that a little change really “can” make a big difference. Concerned about seeing numerous empty cans and bottles thrown away in hospital trash bins for sanitation reasons, Striggow knew there had to be a better way. In November 2012, he sought permission to collect the empty containers […]

Graduation day looms for the pup and I

When it became clear I was the only person in the household our 1-year-old Yorkie, Gunnar, would not mind, a decision was made at the highest level of the family that he, and I, would be going to school to learn about a thing called “obedience.” Personally I didn’t see what the problem was. Gunnar and I had become best […]

The business end of public library

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will be celebrating its 25th year when its monthly meetings resume in September after a summer hiatus. At its May meeting, the group dispensed its annual scholarship awards and learned about library resources from guest speaker Kay Schwartz, director of the Flint Pubic Library (FPL). The library offers business research tools, Schwartz […]

In brief

Vic Canever Chevrolet announces Third Annual “Canever Car Show” dates FENTON — For the third year running, Vic Canever Chevrolet is hosting a Summer-full of car shows, with the first show taking place on June 19 from 3-8 p.m. The car shows are held on the dealership grounds, located at 3000 Owen Rd. in Fenton. All classic cars, hot rods […]

Real Superhero

The Power of Hurley Pediatric

FLINT — Marvel Comic Icon Iron Man was at Hurley Children’s Hospital last Thursday, but the true superhero was 7 year-old Isaiah Struck standing beside him. The small, yet mighty wonder visited the hospital to give thanks to the staff of doctors, nurses, and other caregivers who saved his body and spirit from the potential lasting health ramifications of suffering […]